Susan was born and raised in Appleton and has lived in Appleton Thorn for the past 45 years. A keen badminton player in the 1960′s and after marrying Paul White in 1969 took up competitive Fencing during the 1970′s. She was then an aerobics (Popmobility) Instructor throughout the 1980′s and in more recent years she has taken up yoga, pilates and aqua aerobics.
Susan said: “It’s a challenge, education and adventure running a shop steeped in so much heritage and tradition. I’ve had to learn how to repoint darts, re-tip snooker cues and restring squash racquets. I have made some great friends with fellow market traders and it’s always a pleasure to see our regular customers.
It is however becoming increasingly difficult to compete with website based shops and the large out of town multiple shopping centres. So who knows what the future holds for Whites Sports Shop. For now we are still in the market but the pressure on independent traders in our town is greater than ever.”